17. Mr. Gareth R. Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Gaelic Athletic Association on the promotion of a police service that attracts support from all sections of the community in Northern Ireland. 
§ Dr. John Reid
I have not had any discussions with the Gaelic Athletic Association on either matter.
§ 21. Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the ability of the police service of Northern Ireland to carry out its duties in the absence of a full-time reserve. 322W
§ Jane Kennedy
As the published Implementation Plan on the Patten report states, a review of the prevailing security situation and policing requirements is to be carried out by the Chief Constable next spring when the first new recruits complete their training. A decision on the phasing out of the full-time reserve will be taken in the light of the findings of that review.